Doctor's Note

This is the second of a four-part series on the quality of advice given by employees of natural food stores. See yesterday's NutritionFacts.org video-of-the-day Health Food Store Supplement Advice for part one. Of course doctors also know precious little about what people should be putting in their mouths. See, for example, my videos Do Doctors Make the Grade?, Medical School Nutrition Education, and Doctors Know Less Than They Think About Nutrition. Even worse than just getting inadequate training, the medical profession has actively lobbied against doctors getting more education on the topic of nutrition. See Nutrition Education Mandate Introduced for Doctors, Medical Associations Oppose Bill to Mandate Nutrition Training, California Medical Association Tries to Kill Nutrition Bill, and Nutrition Bill Doctored in the California Senate. That's just the tip of the iceberg. Please feel free to check out any of the other 1,000+ subjects I have videos about.

Please be sure to check out my associated blog posts: Health Food Store Advice: Often Worthless or WorstWatermelon For Erectile Dysfunction, and  Plant-Based Workplace Intervention, and How Should I Take Probiotics?

  • Michael Greger M.D.

    This is the second of a four-part series on the quality of advice given by employees of natural food stores. See yesterday’s NutritionFacts.org video-of-the-day Health Food Store Supplement Advice for part one. Of course doctors also know precious little about what people should be putting in their mouths. See, for example, my videos Do Doctors Make the Grade?, Medical School Nutrition Education, and Doctors Know Less Than They Think About Nutrition. Worse than just getting inadequate training, the medical profession has actively lobbied against doctors getting more education on the topic of nutrition. See Nutrition Education Mandate Introduced for Doctors, Medical Associations Oppose Bill to Mandate Nutrition Training, California Medical Association Tries to Kill Nutrition Bill, and Nutrition Bill Doctored in the California Senate. That’s just the tip of the iceberg. Please feel free to check out any of the other 1,000+ subjects I have videos about.

    • HemoDynamic, M.D.

      Why is this, that Medical Associations Oppose Nutrition Training.  Are they backed by Big Pharma?  They are supposed to be Public watchdogs keeping people from harm.
      I know for a fact (some are my patients) that they themselves would rather eat healthy than start taking medications.  So what gives?  Why is everyone on these medical boards so afraid of teaching physicians about plant-based lifestyles and reversing chronic disease?  Are they afraid everyone in the world will heal themselves, so there will be no more sick people in the world and they will be out of a job?  I just don’t get it!  Why do we have to fight to help people get better?  Why do I have to risk ridicule (which happens on a daily basis and I don’t really care) to do no harm?
      These aren’t rhetorical questions, I want answers!  Damn it, I’m Mad as Hell and I’m not going to take it anymore! (Great line from the old movie Network). 

      • HemoDynamic, M.D.

         Well I look at it this way–if they don’t change and mandate educating Physicians about nutrition, people like ourselves will become more highly sought after by persons in society who are sick of being sick and the obsolete policy makers will crate (yes Crate is the correct word) their own demise.
        Anyway, for the time being it is like Crabs in a Bucket ;-{  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crab_mentality

  • Stacy

    People complain about the price of healthy food but don’t seem to mind forking over big bucks for diet pills and other “quick-fix” remedies for their health.

    • HemoDynamic, M.D.

      Regarding pricing, have you seen the price of commercial cereal’s–they aren’t inexpensive.  Oh but they probably have a coupon to help pay for the box of “Sap, Crapple and Slop.” 

  • HPO

    Do you consider Agar Agar to be healthy?